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  • AIR should delve deeper into rural problems: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi 2 days ago

    Rampur: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledging to revive the radio culture, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday advised the AIR programmers to move out of the studios and sit at village choupals amidst the rural folks to record their problems. Naqvi was addressing a gathering on the...
  • Sachin Tendulkar meets PM Modi, discusses 'Swachh Bharat initiative' campaign 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Cricket legend and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar has called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and discussed the 'Swachh Bharat initiative' campaign. The 41-year-old iconic cricketer was one of the nine people chosen by the Prime Minister for his initiative, which he had launched on Mahatma...
  • PM Modi felicitates Nobel Peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Nobel Peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and congratulated him on his winning the honour as Satyarthi expressed his "keenness" to contribute to the PM's pet projects "Swachh Bharat" and "Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana". Satyarthi, a crusader against child trafficking and labour,...
  • Have to see how the Adarsh Gram Yojana works, says Rajeev Shukla October 11, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said that the idea to develop rural areas was of former prime minister Narsimha Rao. The remarks came on the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi launced Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. He said, "It was an idea. Narsimha Rao had sanctioned the maximum amount for rural...
  • PM Modi launches Adarsh Gram Yojana, says it's not guided by money but by people's participation October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) saying that the scheme was driven by demand and not by supply. Launching the scheme on the occasion of birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan, Modi said, "The country's development model has been supply...
  • PM Modi launches Saansad Gram Adarsh Yojana: As it happened October 11, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana on the occasion of birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan. It aims to keep the soul of rural India alive while providing people with quality access to basic amenities and opportunities to enable them to shape their own destiny. ...
  • PM Modi to launch Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana today October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will launch Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana on the occasion of birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan, aims to keep the soul of rural India alive while providing people with quality access to basic amenities and opportunities to enable them to...
  • PM Modi to launch MP model village scheme on Saturday October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: An ambitious village development project under which each MP will take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019 will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The goal is to develop three adarsh grams or model villages by March 2019, of which...
  • PM's ambitious Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana to be unveiled on Saturday October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the ambitious 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' aimed to ensure holistic development of identified gram panchayats on Saturday (October 11), the birth anniversary of socialist stalwart Jay Prakash Narayan. PM had announced the scheme during his address on Independence Day from the ramparts...
  • Nitin Gadkari calls for crop diversification to address poverty August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the poor plight of farmers, Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday urged them to grow crops other than wheat and rice to come out of poverty. Farmers can earn more if they have diversification in crops that can be used for manufacturing ethanol, electricity,...
  • Tripura votes for gram panchayats July 15, 2014

    Agartala: Hundreds of thousands of people voted on Tuesday to elect the threetier gram panchayats in Leftruled Tripura. Inspector General of Police Nepal Das told IANS that voting was peaceful barring clashes among political activists in three places. According to the Election Commission, half of the 13,754 candidates are women. For the first...
  • Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana to be launched: Radha Mohan Singh June 14, 2014

    To boost agricultural yield, the Union Agriculture Ministry is going to launch 'Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana' in the country. "The motive of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana will be to take irrigation water to each and every agricultural field in the country. Farm productivity could not be increased until water...
  • MEA offers plum postings to 'friendly diplomats', EGram reveals February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: CNNIBN has accessed a confidential EGram by the Ministry of External Affairs sent in the end of 2013 asking its diplomatic missions abroad to indicate their "stations of choice" amongst a list of posts which were likely to fall vacant in 2014. The EGram, sent by then MEA secretary...
  • Empower gram sabhas to protect tribals' rights: Governor Margaret Alva February 14, 2014

    Government should amend thePanchayati Raj Act to empower the gram sabhas to protect theland rights of tribals, Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva said on Fridaywhile presenting the recommendations of a group of eightGovernors before the President. Speaking at the Conference of Governors at RashtrapatiBhawan, Alva said a uniform model for tribal subplan...
  • Priyanka Gandhi is my sister too, says Kumar Vishwas January 15, 2014

    While launching a fresh attack on Rahul Gandhi, AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday said the Congress VicePresident was not capable of taking up any responsibility in the country. "He (Rahul) is not capable enough to take up any responsibility in the country as whenever sensitive issues like Damini and Gudia...
  • Green clearance difficult if panchayats oppose: Veerappa Moily January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Setting a rule of sorts, Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily has made it clear that green nod will not be given to a project that is opposed by local panchayats. He made this clear against the backdrop of rejection of clearance to Londonbased Vedanta's USD 1.7 billion bauxite...
  • Maharashtra: 20,000 Gram Panchayats to get ebanking facilities October 20, 2013

    In a bid to curb financial irregularities by selfhelp groups and money lenders, Maharashtra government has decided to start ebanking facilities in 20,000 state Gram Panchayats. There are around 28,000 Gram Panchayats in the state and out them 20,000 would have the ebanking facility, Maharashtra rural development minister Jayant Patil, who...
  • New Land Acquisition Act not antiindustry: Jairam Ramesh September 29, 2013

    Mumbai:Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh on Sunday allayed fears of Indian industry and said the new Land Acquisition Act would make projects economically viable. Terming the new act "historic", Ramesh said it was "humane, its thrust is on rehabilitation and resettlement and in the national interest, as it promotes...
  • Gram panchayat member held, landmine device recovered August 16, 2013

    Jhargram:Police on Friday arrested an elected Gram Panchayat member belonging to the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) for his alleged links with Maoists from Jhargram police district of West Bengal. Sukumar Murmu, the Gram Panchayat member, was arrested following a tipoff and a landmine device recovered from his house at Basantapur village,...
  • Raman Singh seeks nutrition security in proposed Food Security Bill July 31, 2013

    Seeking amendments in the proposed food security legislation, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday said more provisions like nutrition security should also be added to it to make it a complete package. "My suggestion is that some provisions should be added. It should not be confined to food security...
  • AP: 88 per cent voting in second phase of panchayat elections July 27, 2013

    Hyderabad: The ruling Congress recovered a bit in the second phase of elections to gram panchayats in Andhra Pradesh by securing a lead in 10 districts while main opposition Telugu Desam continued its good run emerging on top in nine districts as per the trends available this evening. Trouble, however,...
  • Odisha govt to conduct Gram Sabhas to decide the fate of Vedanta July 18, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government is set conduct Gram Sabhas in 12 villages of Kalahandi and Rayagada districts to decide fate of the proposed bauxite mining for Vedanta atop Niyamgiri Hills. The Gram Sabhas will be held in four phases within July 30. Vedanta will be allowed to mine in the...
  • Hyderabad: BJP to cash in on Modi's popularity with Rs 5 ticket for rally July 15, 2013

    Hyderabad: BJP's Andhra Pradesh unit has decided to cash in on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's popularity, literally. In a first, the party's state unit is collecting a registration fee of Rs 5 per person to attend a public meeting to be addressed by its election campaign committee chief in...
  • Andhra Pradesh panchayat polls to be held in 3 phases in July July 3, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Gram Panchayat elections in Andhra Pradesh will be held in three phases on July 23, 27 and 31. A notification to this effect was issued by the Andhra Pradesh State Election Commission on Wednesday. The elections will be held in three phases and nominations can be filed from...
  • CJ Show: Community radio and Uttarakhand relief June 30, 2013

    After the floods struck, many community groups pitched in with relief efforts in Uttarakhand. The state has three community radio stationsGram Vaani is a coming together of social tech startup that helped bring technology to relief work in the area. ...
  • Gandhi's 'Gram Rajya' unrealistic in current age: Tharoor May 31, 2013

    Panaji: Mahatma Gandhi's concept of a villagecentric development model was an "unrealistic" goal in the current age of globalisation and communication, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor said on Friday. "There is something which is not realistic about Gram Rajya. Mahatma Gandhi spoke about Gram Rajya,...
  • Kunda killings: CBI arrests Gram Pradhan's brother, 3 others April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: There seems to be a major breakthrough in the Kunda killings case. The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested murdered Gram Pradhan Nanhe Yadav's brother, nephew and two others. Sources in the CBI say the four arrested are behind the murders of the Gram Pradhan as well as the...
  • CJI for early disposal of cases in village courts April 20, 2013

    Jaipur: The Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on Friday said that work to dispense speedy and fair justice to common man through the 'Gram Nyayalaya' (rural court) is in the process of being implemented. Justice Kabir, who was in Sirohi district to inaugurate a 'Gram Nyayalaya' building, told reporters...
  • Recast Constitution, scrap central schemes, says Badal March 19, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday called for a nationwide political initiative to recast the Constitution along federal lines, scrapping of all central schemes and provisions for direct transfer of 50 per cent of central taxes to states. Winding up the debate on the motion of thanks...
  • Kunda: CBI finds DSP's revolver allegedly used to kill Nanhe Yadav March 16, 2013

    Pratapgarh: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team on Saturday recovered the slain DSP Zia-ul-Haq's service revolver and its bullets, which were used in the murders of the Kunda gram pradhan. The DSP was killed in clashes that followed after the murders of gram pradhan Nanhe Yadav and his brother. The...